How to Grow Yarrow Herb from Seed
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, Perennial to Zones 5-10
- Days to Harvest: 80-90 days
- Days to Maturity: 90 days
- Days to Germination: 10-14 days
- Seeding Depth: ¼”
- Plant Width: 12-18"
- Plant Height: 9-12"
- Growth Habit: Bushy, wide, and low-growing wildflower
- Soil Preference: Organic, loamy, sandy, well-drained
- Temp Preference: Temperate, 55-75°F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/Diseases: Wildflower tolerant of many pests and disease. Can be susceptible to aphids and asters yellow disease in some regions.
Yarrow, native to southeastern Europe, is a perennial that is common to gardens. It is a part of the daisy (Asteraceae) family and is commonly found in gardens in the U.S. yarrow’s flowers provide an attractive appearance to gardens, as their appearance is similar to daisies. The flowers are small, only a few inches in mass at most, with yellow centers covered in white petals. Feverfew has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy for many ailments. Included in its common name, it is used to reduce fevers. It has also been used to treat headaches, pain from arthritis and headaches, and more. It is popularly used as a tincture and brewed to make a tea. The active ingredient in feverfew, called parthenolide, is currently being developed and tested for pharmaceutical application.